How much is gate admission?
Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission
Are any discounts available?
Please click here to view our discount opportunities and special days.
Are any group rates available?
We do not offer group admission rates. However, please call our tour line at 813-719-6680 with any questions.
How much is parking?
Please click here to view information on parking.
How do I buy concert tickets?
Tickets can be purchased for headline entertainment concerts beginning December 9th at 8 a.m. at the Amscot Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Ave., online via our website or by phone.
Am I required to purchase a gate admission ticket with my concert ticket?
Yes. Admission to all concerts requires a gate admission. Admission tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or at participating Publix Super Market stores. They can also be purchased at the gate upon your arrival.
How do I get a meet-and-greet pass to meet an entertainer?
Meet and Greet passes are not available at this time.
Is the concert arena enclosed or open-air?
The Wish Farms Soundstage and GT Grandstands seating area is an open-air, uncovered facility.
How do I get a free seat for headline entertainment concerts?
We no longer offer free seating for headline entertainment shows.
Does my young child need a concert ticket?
Children 2 years old and under do not need a concert ticket as long as they will sit on your lap. Children 3 years old and above require a ticket.
Which days do you offer wristbands on the Midway?
Please click here to see all of our Midway offers.
What is included with my admission ticket?
For the price of a movie ticket, you can have fun all day! Included in your gate admission is access to view all of our exhibits and competitions, livestock shows, arts and crafts vendors and free entertainers.
Can you offer any alternate routes to get to the Festival?
Yes! Please click here to get directions and alternate routes.
Which days are Florida Blue Senior Citizen Days?
Florida Blue Senior Citizen Days are both Thursdays, March 3 and March 10. To view the list of other special days, click here.
Can I purchase fresh strawberries on the Festival grounds?
Yes! Fresh strawberries are available for purchase at the Wish Farms booth (inside the northeast corner of the Parke Exhibit Building and also directly outside Gate 1) and at Parkesdale Farms (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building and also by Gate 16).
Where can I buy strawberry shortcake?
Our world-famous strawberry shortcake is available at 3 different locations on the Festival grounds: St. Clements Shortcake Booth (inside the south end of the Parke Exhibit Building), Transforming Life Church Shortcake (inside the Entenmann’s Strawberry Tent), East Historical Society Shortcake Booth (located on the southside of the Teco Expo Hall.)
Do you sell alcohol?
No alcohol is sold anywhere on the Festival grounds.
Do you ever close because of bad weather?
A little rain doesn’t shut us down! In the event of inclement weather, we watch the local forecast closely to always ensure the safety of our patrons. Be sure to check our website where we always keep you up-to-date on the latest information. Also, check the local weather forecast before you visit, and plan to bring a jacket, hat or sunscreen as appropriate.
Are credit cards accepted on grounds?
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted at each gate for admission, for tickets on the Midway and for many of our vendors and crafters. We recommend carrying a little cash just in case. ATMs are located throughout the festival grounds.
Do you have food vendors?
In addition to our famous strawberry shortcake, throughout the Festival you will find dozens upon dozens of tantalizing treats to tempt your taste buds. Looking for strawberry treats in particular? Click here to check out our Strawberry Central.
Is smoking permitted on the Festival grounds?
Smoking is not permitted inside buildings, the Wish Farms Soundstage arena, or the GT Grandstand seating area. Smoking is permitted outdoors on the Festival grounds.
Can I bring drinks or food in the gate with me?
No bottles, cans, coolers or picnic baskets are permitted inside the gates.
Can I bring my pet with me?
Dogs and/or other animals are not allowed on the Festival grounds unless they are a service or guide dog, non-human primate or animals in a show or contest. Certified trainers (with ID stating same) of companion dogs/animals will be allowed.
What is the best way to plan for my visit?
We have plenty of resources available to you to make the most of your Festival visit! Use our website (flstrawberryfestival.com) where you can view and print a schedule and map ahead of time. Maps and schedules are also available on grounds at the UNCOMMON USA information booths inside each entry gate. As always, with any further questions, feel free to call the friendly folks at our Festival office at 813-752-9194.
Can I rent a stroller, wheelchair or scooter?
A limited number of strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and motorized scooters can be rented online or near Gates 1, 14, 16 & the Tour Bus Lot. A drivers license will be held as a deposit. All rentals are cash or credit only, and pricing is as follows:
- Stroller – $12 (cash or credit card only)
- Wagon – $17 (cash or credit card only)
- Wheelchair – $25 (cash or credit card only)
- Motorized Scooter – $60 all day, $40 after 5:00 p.m. (cash or credit card only)
What do I do if I lost a person or an item while at the Festival?
If you’ve lost someone or something during your visit, all lost persons and property will be safely cared for in the Lost & Found caboose sponsored by WonderPax. The bright red caboose is located near the east side of the Parke Exhibit Building.
What should I wear?
For your comfort and safety, we recommend that you wear low, close-toed shoes. Check the weather forecast before your visit and bring jackets, hats or sunscreen as appropriate.
Are there nursing facilities and diaper changing facilities?
Diaper changing facilities are located in all Potillo Restrooms on the Festival grounds. The Badcock Home Furniture &more Mother & Baby Suite is located in the TECO Expo Hall.
Will pictures be available for my family to purchase?
The friendly folks at Images Everywhere! will be on hand to take a special keepsake photo of you and your family when you enter the gate to commemorate your Festival visit. They will be located at Gate 1, Gate 5, Gate 13, Gate 14 and Gate 16.